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the american people. >> reporter: the drone program puts president obama in an awkward position as a senator and presidential candidate, he criticized the bush administration anti-terrorism policy of enhanced interrogation or torture of suspects. >> this administration acts like violating civil libertyies is the way to enhance our security. it is not. there are no shortcuts to protecting america. >> reporter: now the obama administration is also under fire for what critics believe is acting outside the law. >> we have a president who is doing something that even president bush didn't do which is to order the killing of a united states citizen without clear evidence of an immediate attack. >> reporter: a lot of pressure from democrats as well as republicans to release these documents and today's release seems time to avoid embarrassment for brennan's nomination nomination. his hearing begins shortly before noon. in written responses to senate questions he says the administration is constantly refining the standards from the drone strikes. norah, charlie? >> bill plante
secretary leon panetta revealed president obama was the one who blocked the plan to arm rebel fighters in syria. the plan was directed by david petraeus and backed by pentagon leaders and secretary of state hillary clinton. the white house had doubts which rebels could be trusted with the arms. those details came to light during a senate hearing on libya and republicans had some tough questions for panetta, who revealed he and president obama spoke once during the eight-hour benghazi attack that left four americans dead and explained why the pentagon didn't send any war planes. >> reporter: the reason planes were not launched the attack came in two waves in two different locations and after the first wave ended after about an hour and a half they all thought it was over plus he said there wasn't enough actionable intelligence on the ground to act. >> you can't just willy-nilly send f-16s there and blow the hell out of a place without knowing what's taking place. >> reporter: under questioning by republicans secretary panetta and the joint chiefs of staff martin dem
effects. neighboring nations like south korea and japan are currently on high alert. president obama issued a statement calling the latest nuclear test a threat to u.s. security and international peace. in his statement, he says, quote, the danger posed by north korea's threatening activities warrants further swift and credible action by the international community. the united states will also continue to take steps necessary to defend ourselves and our allies. even china voiced their opposition and it's no secret that this is a widely condemned move. the u.n. security council will hold a closed-door meeting this morning to discuss the nuclear test. reporting live in the newsroom, cate caugiran, kpix 5. >>> 4:32 now. the latest developments in north korea will likely make national security a bigger part of president obama's state of the union address tonight but domestic issues will probably be the main focus of the speech. the president is expected to call for more money for infrastructure, clean energy and manufacturing jobs. >> the president's
you, liz. at 5:08 now, president obama begins his post-state of the union mini tour as he brings his message to north carolina. he will be promoting plans he laid out last night in his state of the union address and as susan mcginnis reports, the key issues are the economy and gun control. >>> reporter: president obama used the first state of the union address of his second term to send a message to laws, get to work. >> the american people don't expect government to solve every problem. but they do expect us to put the nation's interests before parties. >> reporter: the hour long speeched focused mainly on domestic and economic issues and on the need for a divided congress to compromise. he said, political brinksmanship, threats of government shutdown and unilateral spending cuts hurt the country. >> let's agree right here right now to keep the people's government open and pay our bills on time and always uphold the full faith and credit of the united states of america. >> reporter: the president drew strong applause when he announced that 34
obama's nominee to lead the cia. white house counter-terrorism chief john brennan will appear before the senate intelligence committee. his confirmation hearing is expected to come just hours after lawmakers received a classified report on the rationale for drone strikes targeting americans who work with al qaeda overseas. >>> the federal government is already preparing for $1.2 trillion in across the board budget cuts. they will kick in if congress fails to agree on a different budget plan by the end of the month. as susan mcginnis reports, the pentagon is already slashing military costs. >>> reporter: the uss truman was scheduled to pull out of norfolk, virginia tomorrow to head to the persian gulf but wednesday afternoon word came that truman will stay in port in order to save money. >> playing the waiting game pretty much. it's not very nice not knowing when we're pulling out. >> reporter: the pentagon is cutting u.s. aircraft carriers' presence overseas ahead of $55 billion in budget cuts that kick in march 1. >> this is not a game. >> report
class mail. the u.s. postal service lost $16 billion last year alone. >>> the obama administration is defending a justice department memo that authorized drone attacks against u.s. citizens working with terrorists overseas. the memo says such actions are legal under three conditions: if the suspect is engaged in planning operations to kill americans, if it's not possible to capture the suspect before an attack and if the operation follows u.s. laws and war principles. >> these strikes are legal. they are ethical and they are wise. >> critics say such an attack would violate the constitutional rights of american terror suspects to a trial by jury. so far there's only one known case of an american targeted with a drone strike anwar al- awlaki in 2011 in yemen. >>> the white house confirms the president will go to middle east next month to israel, west bank and jordan. it will be the first time for mr. obama to visit israel since he took office. he will meet with prime minister benjamin netanyahu. the trip will focus on the resumption of talks betw
to strike back against cyberattacks. the obama administration will announce new plans this afternoon to stop countries that support hackers who steal american trade secrets. the new sanctions come after a report says that chinese military is hacking government businesses and offices. a security firm says hundreds of chinese hackers are stealing vast amounts of data from u.s. companies. >> the united states has substantial and growing concerns about the threats to u.s. economic and national security posed by cyber- intrusions. >> the u.s. cybercommand estimates american companies are losing $250 billion a year in intellectual property. >>> a new security breach at apple. the cupertino-based company says hackers targeted a small number of laptops with malicious software. facebook had a similar problem last week. the attacks used a weakness in the java plug-in to infect the computers. to avoid it the department of homeland security recommended last month that user disable java to be on web browsers. >>> key players in washington are bracing for anothe
, no official negotiations are planned at this time. >>> reporter: president obama heads to a virginia shipbuilding town today. newport news, virginia, is home to many navy and defense contractors. families there could face layoffs if automatic budget cuts kick in this friday. >> a lot of folks were already pretty thinly stretched scrambling to figure out what to do. >> reporter: republicans in congress are criticizing the president saying he should stay in washington. >> stop campaigning and come back to the table and work with us! >> reporter: the main sticking point between the white house and congressional republicans, taxes. the president wants to close tax loopholes along with spending cuts. republicans say they raised taxes in the "fiscal cliff" deal in january. >> mr. president, you got your tax increase. it's time to cut spending here in washington! >> reporter: there seems to be a willingness on the part of some republicans to let the cuts happen figuring since they are phased in over several months the impact won't be as severe as the p
to be a lack of urgency in the nation's capital. president obama is set to meet with leaders but as cbs news's susan mcginnis report, the meeting will take place after the budget cuts take effect. >> reporter: president obama has softened his language about the impact of the across-the- board budget cuts which kick in tomorrow. >> this is not a cliff. but it is a tumble downward. >> reporter: still he warned a group of business leaders in washington, d.c. wednesday night that the cuts will hurt. >> this is going to be a big hit on the economy. >> reporter: both sides do seem to agree on one thing. the cuts will begin tomorrow. each side blames the other for lack of action. >> they prefer to keep it alive as a political issue instead. >> reporter: democrats will offer up a plan today but republicans will reject it because along with spending cuts, it includes higher taxes from closing loopholes. >> all we're offered is a gimmicky tax hike that's designed to fail. >> reporter: and a republican bill being proposed today isn't likely to pass either. it giv
with a drone strike anwar al- awlaki in yemen in 2011. >>> 5:17. president obama is set to visit the middle east next month with stops in israel, the west bank and jordan. it will be the first time he will visit israel since becoming president more than four years ago. he will meet with prime minister benjamin netanyahu. white house says the trip will focus on the resumption of talks between israel and palestine. >>> leaders of the boy scouts of america will vote today on whether or not to keep a ban on gay members. if approved a new proposal would allow individual scout troops to decide how they want to handle the issue. president obama weighed in on the debate in an interview with "cbs evening news" anchor scott pelley. he says it's time for change. >> my attitude is that gays and lesbians should have access and opportunity the same way everybody else does in every institution and walk of life. >> the boy scouts of america has more than two million members nationwide. >>> the san jose city council will decide next week if it will get involved in the su
's most deadly snipers. >>> president obama will be meeting with labor and business leaders at the white house today hoping for build support for immigration reform. yesterday the president was in minnesota promoting reforms to the nation's gun control laws. on capitol hill today, some house members will introduce by partisan gun control legislation. it would make firearms trafficking a federal offense but does not address assault weapons which the obama administration wants banned. >>> switching gears, are you ready for rain? >> not really. >> i got news for you. it's coming. >> we have a couple of days to wait. >> okay. we have today. >> enjoy today and tomorrow. a blanket of clouds early on. it's keeping the temperatures from getting too cold. temperatures yesterday in the 30s and 40s. today in the 40s. so a little chilly but not as cold as yesterday and by the afternoon, well, we have a few more clouds coming our which as we have a cold front sliding in toward the bay area. high pressure kind of moving out of the way now. so this is
between march and september. yesterday, president obama spoke with republican congressional leaders john boehner and mitch mcconnell. >> both sides i think aren't really making a move and both sides i think look bad in the process. >> members of the house and senate have been on vacation this week and are due back on capitol hill on monday. >>> and today president obama will meet with japan's prime minister to discuss the north korea nuclear threat. the u.s. and japan have a security alliance that dates back decades. the two leaders will also talk about trade and other economic issues. >>> united airlines is putting off using that boeing dreamliner at least until june 5. meanwhile boeing plans to go to the faa today with its idea to fix the plane's battery problems. the plane of course grounded since last month. japanese investigators say they have found an oil leak that was caused by an improper paint job that disabled a switch. they are still looking into that battery issue. >>> it's 5:18 right now. a dangerous prank. what happens when a teen t
president obama let bipartisan congressional talks take the lead. the administration insists this is only a back up plan. >> we will be prepared with our own plan if the ongoing attacks between republicans and democrats break down. >> some republicans also criticized the draft plan for not addressing border security. >>> venezuelan president hugo chavez returned to his home country. he had been in cuba for cancer surgery and medical treatment. they say chavez will continue his treatment at a military hospital in caracas. the 58-year-old president has not spoken publicly since he left for cuba. >>> it's not clear what led mindy mccready to take her own life at age 37. she was found dead on the front personal knowledge of her house in arkansas. her death -- porch of her house in arkansas. her death comes a month after her boyfriend killed himself on the same porch. her career was sidelined by her personal problems. she had a number one hit in 1996 called guys do it all the time. >>> sponsors are standing by blade runner oscar pistorius. acc
in a park february 1. jones was arrested a week later. police think he acted alone. >>> the obama administration may ask the supreme court to overturn california's proposition 8. that's the voter- approved initiative that limits marriage between one man and one woman. during his inaugural address, the president mentioned that gays and lesbians must be treated like anyone else under the law. the administration has one week to file a friend of the court brief with the justices. >>> time now 6:09. they come out of nowhere am how robbers are preying on drivers stuck in traffic. >> also ahead it's a way to get kids to relax. why some california parents are taking a stand though against yoga in the classroom. >> and learning a little rhythm and a love of culture. how bay area students are getting a peek into the past you there dance as this week's "cool school." land o' lakes spreadable butter with canola oil is made with sweet cream, canola oil and salt. just three simple ingredients. what's in your spread? well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-ver
of your "timesaver traffic." back to you guys. >>> president obama's pick to be the new cia director is defending the use of drones kill terror suspects overseas, even if they are american. he was grilled for more than three hours yesterday before the senate intelligence committee. told the committee missile strikes are used against terrorists planning to attack the u.s. >>> 4:48. california could potentially have the strictest gun laws in the nation. once again yesterday some democratic lawmakers unveiled several new bills aimed at restricting possession of firearms. one would outlaw future sales of semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines. another calls for background checks for people buying ammunition. yet another would require additional safety training for people who buy new handguns. >>> locally another gun buy- back program is in the works in hopes of reducing the number of firearms on the streets in the bay area. the palo alto east palo alto and menlo park police departments are all helping to organize the event february 23rd fro
there seems to be a lack of urgency in the nation's capital. president obama set to meet with congressional leaders tomorrow, after the $85 billion in cuts will take effect. the senate is expected to vote today on competing democratic and republican plans to replace those spending cuts but neither bill is expected to pass. >>> the american economy did better than first thought in the last quarter of last year. >> here with a revised number is kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, michelle. good morning, frank. despite the worries over the federal budget cuts the stock market is on a rally the past few sessions. a lot of that because of the economy. it turns out that the economy did better in the 4th quarter of last year than first expected. commerce department with its first revision of gdp putting it at growth of a tenth of a percent. the original estimate showed a decline of a tenth of a percent. still very week and economists were looking for a better revision. they were looking for
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